The Premier League all-time table: Man Utd 1st, Arsenal above Chelsea…

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Manchester United pair Gary Neville and Roy Keane celebrate the latter's winner against Leeds United in their Premier League fixture at Elland Road, Leeds, October 2003.

The Premier League has been with us for 30 years, which amounts to a lot of football being played over the past three decades – but which sides have the best record in the competition?

There have been six ever-presents (Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham) while some teams have only spent one season in the Premier League sun.

But who tops the all-time table in the competition? Despite their relative struggles over recent years, it’s no surprise to see United well clear ahead of everybody else – winning 13 league titles will generally set you ahead of your rivals.

Arsenal were second for many years but have found themselves gradually drawn in by Chelsea over the past two decades. There are just 19 points between the London rivals, although the gap was smaller before Arsenal’s fast start to the 2022-23 campaign.

Manchester City are zooming up the standings too, despite playing in the Football League for five seasons during the late 90s and early 2000s, and lie in sixth place.

The highest team currently not playing in the Premier League are 1995 title winners Blackburn Rovers, who are currently 12th in the all-time standings, above current Premier League stalwarts like Leeds United, Leicester City and Crystal Palace.

Here’s the all-time table in full, representing every Premier League match played between August 1992 and mid-November 2022. Those in bold denote a team currently playing in the top flight.

1. Manchester United – 2392 points

3. Arsenal – 2178 points

2. Chelsea – 2159 points

4. Liverpool – 2131 points

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Spain legend Xabi Alonso

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5. Tottenham – 1816 points

6. Manchester City – 1661 points

7. Everton – 1588 points

8. Newcastle United – 1440 points

9. Aston Villa – 1376 points

10. West Ham United – 1272 points

11. Southampton – 1075 points

12. Blackburn Rovers – 970 points

13. Leeds United – 804 points

14. Leicester City – 774 points

15. Middlesbrough – 664 points

16. Fulham – 659 points

17. Sunderland – 618 points

18. Crystal Palace – 583 points

19. Bolton Wanderers – 575 points

20. West Brom – 490 points

21. Stoke City – 457 points

22. Coventry City – 409 points

23. Norwich City – 402 points

24. Sheffield Wednesday – 392 points

25. Wimbledon – 391 points

26. Charlton Athletic – 361 points

27. Wolves – 358 points

28. Wigan Athletic – 331 points

29. Burnley – 325 points

30. Swansea City – 312 points

31. QPR – 308 points

32. Portsmouth – 302 points

33. Birmingham City – 301 points

34. Watford – 285 points

35. Derby County – 274 points

36. Nottingham Forest – 252 points

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Jesse Lingard of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match against Tottenham at the City Ground, Nottingham, UK. 28th August 2022.

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37. Brighton – 230 points 

38. Bournemouth – 227 points

39. Ipswich Town – 224 points

40. Sheffield United – 209 points

41. Hull City – 171 points

42. Reading – 119 points

43. Oldham Athletic – 89 points

44. Brentford – 65 points

45. Cardiff City – 64 points

46. Bradford City – 62 points

47. Huddersfield Town – 53 points

48. Blackpool – 39 points

49. Barnsley – 35 points

50. Swindon Town – 30 points


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